According to a news report by Utusan, a total of 3,999 limited edition gold coins offered for sale in celebration of 40 years of the reign of Sultan Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah.

The production of the gold coins is a collaboration between the Pahang state government and Triplenine Goldworld Gallery Sdn. Bhd (Triplenine).

Ahmad Shah coin

Triplenine Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Rozaini Donna said, gold coins will be distributed exclusively as a collection of mementos at a price of RM6,999 per piece.

He said that so far, the response has been very encouraging for the collection.

"It is expected to attract crowds, particularly among collectors special issue," he told Utusan Malaysia.

Launch of Commemorative Coin and Stamp Commemorative Celebration Generosity conjunction with Rule 40 of the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah will take place in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow night.

Rozaini said, the coin contains 999.9 pure gold weighing 31.33 grams per piece.

He added that the circumference of the coin is 32 millimeters (mm), while the thickness of 3mm.

The gold coin authentication was made by assayer of KL Assay Office (M) Sdn. Bhd, Anuar Abdul Shukor.

"We hope that people will take the opportunity of the celebration of 40 years of the reign of Sultan Ahmad Shah to get these gold coins, which have limited circulation of 3,999 pieces," he said.

More information about the collection of gold coins that can be obtained from the Commissioner Leen Mustafa at 012-9996006, 017-9996006 and e-mail: leentriplenine(at)

In my opinion, this is a medal not a coin, just want to alert all Medal collectors about this news.

Source: Utusan Malaysia.

The finest known 1792 Birch Cent MS65 NGC CAC will be offered in Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 7-10 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention auctions at the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2014.

Birch Cent

"The spectacular color and prooflike surfaces of this coin make it a leading contender for the most desirable specimen of the Partrick 1792 pattern set," said Rohan. "The overall appearance of this carefully preserved coin is outstanding, and its importance cannot be overemphasized."

Birch Cent

Smooth, prooflike surfaces highlight this coin, the epitome of the 1792 pattern coinage. LIBERTY is prominently centered above the portrait, the most aesthetically pleasing arrangement within the 1792 pattern series. The lettered edge bears the inscription TO BE ESTEEMED * BE USEFUL *, while BIRCH is inscribed on the neck truncation.

The Donald G. Partrick Collection of Extraordinary United States Colonials Part I is the finest gathering of colonial coinage ever to appear at auction, said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions.

"It rivals the collections of the greatest names in numismatic history. Donald Partrick’s lifelong passion for early American coins is evident in this extraordinary offering."

An unprecedented grouping of 12 different 1792 pattern coins will be offered (three more than the famous Parmelee and Garrett collections). Another significant highlight of this auction is one of only four original Confederate half dollars, the sole piece pedigreed to CSA president Jefferson Davis. A group of 12 Continental dollars, including two of only four known in silver, comprises another unmatched group of coins.

Another highlight of this auction is a 1792 Eagle-on-Globe Copper Quarter Dollar MS63 NGC CAC.

Eagle Copper

"This coin has appeared at auction a mere four times in the past 152 years, and was last offered publicly in 1890," said Rohan. "With one of the two known pieces closely held by the National Numismatic Collection, this is the sole example available to collectors. History suggests an opportunity of only once per generation to acquire one of the most prized patterns of 1792. This is that moment."

1792 Quarter Dollar

The 1792 Eagle-on-Globe quarter dollar patterns exhibit a number of stylistic differences from the other coinage of 1792. The cents, half dismes, and dismes all indicate their denomination, while this coin remains silent with regard to its value. The other 1792 patterns further bear the legend LIBERTY PARENT OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY (or its abbreviation), while this piece displays only LIBERTY. The quarter dollar pattern's eagle is markedly different from that of the half disme and disme, which clearly share a common source. The eagle here is a powerful bird exercising dominion over the earth, as opposed to the eagle of the half disme and disme, a scrawny, goose-necked creature (Cornelius Vermeule, in Numismatic Art in America, called it an "ailing barnyard fowl"). The engraver finely rendered the figure of Liberty on the quarter dollar pattern, with the hair gathered in a bun.

The Donald G. Partrick Collection of Extraordinary United States Colonials Part I, will debut on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2014, as part of Heritage Auctions' Jan. 7-10 Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention auctions at the Orange County Convention Center.

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has released a statement via their Facebook page that the Malaysia Gold Foil banknotes are prohibited under the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 1958. This is due to the sale of the various denomination (especially RM100) of the Ringgit Malaysia notes gold by public.

gold ringgit banknote

Many of my have asked me before about this banknote but I don't reply because I try to focus on coins and in my opinion they're many BNM staff who already knew about this because I can see some of them in the Facebook group which sell the gold foil Malaysia Ringgit. I also think and believe many Malaysian already knew that the notes are fakes (not officially produce by Bank Negara) and it is a waste of money to buy the gold foil notes. When one of my blog reader ask me to give my opinion again about the notes, I agree to share my opinion in Facebook.

I was a little bit surprised when many of my readers who share and talk about the notes believed that Bank Negara Malaysia has produced the notes as a commemorative banknotes.

A few hours later, Bank Negara Malaysia released their statement in Facebook about the fake notes:
This is in reference to the "Gold Plated Ringgit Malaysia" being sold to members of the public through various online platforms and websites.

Bank Negara Malaysia would like to state that the act of reproducing any Malaysian currency notes and coins, or using any photograph, drawing or design resembling any Malaysian currency note or coin, in any advertisement, merchandise or products without the express permission of Bank Negara Malaysia is prohibited under the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 1958.

Bank Negara Malaysia views this matter seriously and urges all parties including members of the public not to participate or be involved in any sale and purchase of the "Gold Plated Ringgit Malaysia".

I am surprised because if you try to google "Malaysia gold foil Ringgit" or "Malaysia gold banknote" and look under the images section of the Google search, you can easily find where do the people actually buy the notes. The dealer in Malaysia buy them for a few cents and sell them to their customer for around RM40 a piece.

These cheap gold foil notes can easily damage and will be damaged after certain period.

In my opinion, Bank Negara Malaysia should monitored the selling of coins and banknotes in the market itself. Maybe go to Amcorp Mall flea market once a while to look for prohibited items which is being sold in the market. Fake old ringgit notes, fake 10 sen 1971 and also some fake commemorative coins are already in the market nowadays. For new collectors, they think that the fake things might not be forbidden since it has been sold for many years in the market.

To all Malaysia Gold Foil banknote sellers you need to remember, banknote images are subject to specific rules governing reproduction, which vary by country. It is an offense to sell fake notes in Malaysia which you can be fined or jailed.